Fix Wi-Fi issue on Fuhu Nabi 2

As I mentioned in a comment on this post, I was suddenly not able anymore to turn on the Wi-Fi of my Nabi 2. But it was easy to solve :)

Click to Read More

The situation when the problem occurred was this one:

  • My Nabi 2 is a UK version
  • The Product Version of my Nabi was 1.9.37 before rooting the device and installing the Gapps and it was still that version when the problem occurred.
  • I was using TWRP 2.2.2.1 as my Nabi 2 is suffering the Touch Screen Calibration issue with any next version.

I have been reading many threads about that issue, mainly starting from this one. And I finally concluded that the only solution was to re-install the stock firmware, upgrade next to the latest Product Version and retry to root and install Gapps. It worked like a charm :p

The easiest to do that is to use the Nabi Lab v2. It’s so well done and clear that the details provided here after are actually useless.

  1. If your PC is not ready (has the drivers) anymore to connect on the Nabi,  use first the menu 1.
  2. Use next the menu 3 to restore the stock firmware.
    • After this, my device was still running the Product Version 1.9.37 and all the original applications from Fuhu were back.
    • Most of the applications I installed from Google Play had disappeared but not all ?! I was expecting all of them to be swiped out…
  3. Reboot the device and go to the Settings > About tablet > Update to get the very latest Product Version.
    • In my case it moved from 1.9.37 to 2.0. I read somewhere that this one includes a fix or improvement related to Wi-Fi.. Good :p
  4. Back to Nabi Lab, use the menu 4 to root the device
    • I didn’t use the menu 1 to install TWRP, root the device and install Gapps because I wanted to keep the TWRP 2.2.2.1 proved to fit my Nabi regarding it’s Touch Screen Calibration issue.
  5. Finally, use the menu 3 to install Gapps.
Et voilà. Wi-Fi is working and my Nabi is still rooted and has access to Google Play.
Notice:
  • I did try to install TWRP 2.5.0.0 for Nabi 2 but I was still experiencing the Touch Screen Calibration Issue.
  • I did try also next “TWRP 2.3.3.0 for Nabi versions prior 1.9.37 (UK, …)” available with Nabi Lab v2 and it appeared to works fine on my Nabi! Great :)
  • What is still not great with the Nabi 2: there is no native support to move applications from internal to external SD. It’s well known that not all applications can be moved (Ex.: those with Widgets currently in use, …). But they could offer something to move the others like use of “simlinks” for each moved .apk..

2 thoughts on “Fix Wi-Fi issue on Fuhu Nabi 2

  1. My nabi 2 say “connecting to a network ” but its not ..&when the WiFi says is on there are no network to connect to and the WiFi goes off by its self when I turn it on,I reseted the nabi a couple of time but nothing seems to be changing about the WiFi part .what can I do ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *